Songwriting - write one in a day!

By Desmond Moey

17 January 2015 (Sat)
9.30am- 5.30pm

Singapore Training & Development Association (STADA)
LTC Building D, #06-01
16 Arumugam Road, Singapore 409961


Course Fee: $70.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.00

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A song is everlasting! It can be sung over many generations. Come learn what a good song is, and how you can even write one in a day! Desmond Moey is a professional songwriter who will help you appreciate how a song is constructed, what constitutes a good song, and how you can either just write the music (composition), or just the lyrics (to collaborate with a composer), or a song (music and lyrics). He will introduce chords, which are harmonies that support the melody. Writing a good song is like telling a story set to music – how beautiful an art form a song is!


Song structure

-        verse

-        chorus

-        classic songs

-        music styles, chord progressions, modern music notation

Melody composition

-        components

-        chords that support the melody

-        understand pitch and range considerations for male, female, child and adult singers

Lyric writing

-        understand the role of lyrics in making a good song

-        components of English lyrics

-        use rhyming dictionary support

Assembling melody and lyric

-        Put melody, chords and lyrics together

About the trainer: Desmond Moey

Desmond Moey

Desmond Moey is a Singer-Songwriter, and Show Producer (Musicals, Concerts, Events). Recent works include ‘Symphony in the Sky Sentosa 2014’, ‘Superhero Musical 2013(SGH), and Glow Musical PUB 50th Anniversary 2013. He has written songs for events such as Musical Singapore NDP 1997. He runs a music publishing outfit that helps songwriters earn enough to sustain their commitment to the art of songs. Under his leadership, successful song writing courses have also been conducted with the NLB (2013), and even the PRISONS Service (2013 Dec).

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.

All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.